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GW Launches Correctional Health Administration Degree Program

The George Washington University (GW) is offering a first-of-its-kind online Master of Science in Health Sciences (MSHS) in Correctional Health Administration. This program is designed to prepare graduates to lead health care initiatives for incarcerated populations in U.S. jails or prisons.

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Newton E. Kendig, MD, clinical professor of medicine at the GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences, brings 25 years of experience as a correctional health care administrator to his role as program director for the MSHS in Correctional Health Administration.

“Serving patients in a correctional facility comes with a unique set of challenges,” said Kendig. “Our program was carefully designed to create health care leaders who know how to meet the needs of diverse patients while balancing a budget and managing a team of correctional health care professionals.”

Classes started in fall 2019, with the program offering both graduate certificate and master’s degree curricula built on serving the unique health care needs of incarcerated patient populations, improving health outcomes, and leading correctional health care teams.